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Old 05-04-05, 10:48 AM   #73
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If you read the last few posts here on this (my) thread: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=49826 - you will know what problem it is that I'm talking about. After seeing the problem, I took of the heatsink and damm....what a sloppy job!!! There is so much damm goo applied on the GPU, it literally covers almost the whole GPU, including 1/3 of the surface that has all those resistors! I literally spent a good amount of time to carefully clean all the overly applied goo off, including around the resistors. I should've taken some pictures of the mess to show.

Could this have shortened the GPU in a way? My question is this: Is goo (white, generic type) electricity conductive? Surely if it is, the sloppy job done by the assembly line might have done the damage to the GPU, resulting in the problem I described. Note: The cleaning did not fix the problem.
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Old 05-04-05, 11:34 AM   #74
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The white thermal compounds are typically non-conductive (or are at least vastly less conductive than something like AS5). Arctic Silver's Ceramique is completely non-conductive. It's also a thicker/stickier substance than AS5. AS5 also will drop your temps about a degree or two more than Ceramique.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/ceramique.htm
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Old 06-17-05, 01:39 AM   #75
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so my BFG 6800 Ultra getting at 95 degres in high load isnt normal/good?
what should i do with that?
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NVIDIA gpus are rated for operating temperatures past 120 degrees. Your 95C is high, but not fatal.
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Old 06-17-05, 02:34 PM   #77
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wow.. such an old thread revived from the dead. Those temps seems really high. u might want to take apart ur heatsink and see if theres any dust build up. That is usually the culprit for high temps.
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I don't really have anything to add to what ricercar and watever have said.
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